Don McGahn Stepping Down as White House Lawyer

Don McGahn Stepping Down as White House Lawyer

Don McGahn Stepping Down as White House Lawyer

He provided the investigators examining whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice a clear view of the president's most intimate moments with his lawyer. McGahn made the news earlier this month when it was revealed that he had been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing and still fruitless "Russiagate" probe. "Don is the most impressive White House Counsel during my time in Washington, and I've known them all".

On Wednesday morning, Trump that McGahn would step down after the Senate votes on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which Senate Republicans believe will happen in the next month or two. McGahn has been the pipeline for recommendations to Trump; it's not clear that he will be replaced by anyone half as effective.

Trump thanked McGahn for his service and confirmed his counsel would leave in the fall after the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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The Washington Post said in his interviews with Mr Mueller's team, which also is investigating potential obstruction of justice regarding the Russian meddling, Mr McGahn was asked about Mr Trump's actions in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in 2017.

McGahn has reportedly clashed with Trump and may have incriminated him during 30 hours of interviews with Mueller's team.

George Hartmann, spokesman for the committee, said Grassley viewed McGahn as the lynchpin to Trump's push to fill judicial vacancies. "His departure from the White House, whenever that may be, would be a big loss for the Trump Administration and the country". McGahn was responsible for briefing the president regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian officials, including former acting Attorney General Sally Yates' contention that Flynn could be susceptible to Russian blackmail.

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According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the Post, McGahn was not angered by Trump's tweeted, but rather saw it as the exact way he'd expect the Twitter President to behave.

Trump called the Times' story "Fake" because he said it implied that McGahn had become a "RAT" like John Dean, who helped out the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon's presidency.

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